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Rev. Masando Hiraoka

Our Annual PROUD service is in its entirety, led by Rev. Masando, with contributions from members of our community including Van Overton, Kailyn Overton, Sophia McClellon, Lisa Taj McClellon, Stephen Scalf, Jessie Swartzentruber, and Tony Quintana

Rev. Andrew Groves

Rev. Kylie Renner

Instead of pushing for perfection, for some idealized version of ourselves and the world, what if we could just be present. This journey to presence requires courage and there are many temptations along the way to turn back toward some old patterns, but what is gained in priceless.

Join us as we explore the value of presence and practice.

With Great Love,
Rev. Kylie Renner

“The world will tell you how to live, if you let it. Don’t let it. Take up your space. Raise your voice. Sing your song. This is your chance to make or remake a life that thrills you.”
- Shauna Niequist



Rev. Andrew Groves

I’ve been gnawing on the phrase, “If it’s meant to be, it will be.” The idea that some things are predestined to exist or happen, just because they’re supposed to. And other things don’t happen and don’t exist because they were never “meant to” in the first place — “I guess it just wasn’t meant to be…”

I get this as a way of making peace with what is, knowing our lives as part of a pattern of perfection no matter what circumstances we’re experiencing… But still I wonder, then — what about intentionality, commitment, and conscious creativity? I don’t buy that we’re supposed to adjust our dreams according to the whims and vagaries of a fickle universe. It seems to me that “meant to be” forfeits our own creativity. I mean, who the heck meant it?

I think it’s the wrong paradigm, whether or not something is meant to be. Because the thing is: you are meant to be, I am meant to be, each of us is meant to be. So a better question is: what are we going to make of the meaning we already are? Who do we mean to be?

I can’t wait to see you for our Saturday song & celebration service, at 6:00 pm. Join us for wine & cheer at 5:30. XO, Rev. Drew



There’s a saying that I’ve encountered here in Albuquerque that I haven’t really heard in other places I’ve lived. When saying good-bye to local Burquenos, they often say, “Be Safe!”

Because it’s not a familiar saying, it’s really stuck with me every time I’ve heard it, and I’ve grown fond of taking those words in, not just as words of precaution, but also as this reminder to be a safe place for myself, and for every other person I encounter throughout my day.

Being safe is something we all can do, and it creates this powerful and transformative environment in which vulnerability, honesty and deeper connection can naturally arise. Join us for this mid-week service as we create this space together!

Service starts at 6:30, Happy Hour with wine, snacks and beverages starts at 6!

See You Soon,
Rev. Masando


Rev. Kylie Renner

Do you ever feel like you are making choices, but they really aren’t the best? We’re going to talk about those choices, yes, those choices, and how to make sure that we are always able to access our wisdom and integrity.

With Great Love,
Rev. Kylie Renner

"In the long run, we shape our lives, and we shape ourselves. The process never ends until we die. And the choices we make are ultimately our own responsibility." -Eleanor Roosevelt

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Rev. Andrew Groves

Prayers traditionally conclude with the word, “amen,” or the phrase “and so it is.” These mean basically the same thing = so be it. It’s an affirmation, a declaration of faith that our prayer is already answered, an acceptance of our own creative authority.

Lately, however, I’ve found myself ending prayers on a defiant note. The words are the same, but my tone is less graceful receptivity and more like: “I’m pretty fed up with what the Universe is serving lately. In fact I’ve had it up to here! I’m choosing something different. So there!”

Sometimes confrontation is what’s called for. But I don’t to make a habit of it. So I’m considering how to shift things from “so there” rebellion to the blessed recognition that we are already so there.

I can't wait to see you this Saturday at 6:00 pm, with my beautiful friends Patty & Sid. Join us at 5:30 for community and cheer. XO, Rev. Drew

Rev. Andrew Groves

Saturday, June 24
Labyrinth Building
James Wooden Legs

Rev. Andrew Groves


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